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, the economy expands at a moderate pace but that should have little impact on undecided voters. talk to me about the economy in the last four years in north carolina and what effect it is going to have in terms of getting out the vote and who people are going to vote for when they go to the polls. guest: that is why a lot of people assume that mitt romney will carry the state in 2012. this has been a very rough for years for the country, of course, but for north carolina in particular. the state's unemployment is 9.6%, one of the highest in the country. the main reason is that this is a very heavy manufacturing economy. the state has traditionally taken it on the chin with textiles and furniture. a lot of it was in decline anyway, losing their base overseas to foreign countries. the recession was a killer. those jobs are gone and gone for good. manufacturing -- the manufacturing states have been particularly hard hit by the recession. in addition, even some of the newer industries such as banking have been really hurt by some of the problems in the banking industry. a lot of people just as
carolina. the times news of the burlington has a front-page article this morning. the economy expands at a modest pace. it should have little impact on undecided voters. talk to us about the economy over the last four years in north carolina and what affect it will have in terms of getting out the vote and to people will vote for when they go to the polls. guest: that is why a lot of people presumed they would go for mitt romney in 2012. obamacare the state in 2008, which was surprising to people, but it was a razor-thin margin. it's been -- it has been a rough at the abuse of the country. north carolina in particular. this state's and employment is up 9.6%. it is one of the highest in the country. -- the unemployment is up 9.6%. this is a very heavy manufacturing economy. we have traditional industries like textiles and furniture. of a lot of those industries were in decline in you and. they're losing their base overseas in foreign countries. the recession was a killer. those jobs have gone and they are gone for good. this is particularly true for the rural towns of north carolina. m
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